Yup, having to do housework is a pain as it really eats into time that it would be nice to do modelling and painting :s Project wise, I have borrowed some Milliput off my brother and am well on the way to finishing filling and sculpting my Wraithlord, which I still hope to have done for Golden Demon this year. I still have three months, although the next two really are going to be quite busy – I just need to give myself that kick to actually do some every evening, rather than “just” watching the telly.
My brother is currently looking into the collection side of a new 40k army as he’s purchased all of the miniatures he wants for his 1,000 point Daemon army. I’ve a feeling he may increase it to 1,500 at some point, but is currently planning out a Dark Eldar army – not sure what points size currently, I would imagine 1,000 to begin with. As with our usual method of collecting, I will also build up a counter army, but am torn between a few different directions. The biggest restriction for me is money. If I’m sensible, I should be able to spare enough money (£20 to £25) to purchase a single boxed set of miniatures every month. I expect we’re looking at 12 to 18 months to collect our army in total, so if we say I’ll have between £240 and £300 to spend (plus miniatures purchased for presents) I’m really looking at one of the more “elite” armies that have few miniatures – i.e. Imperial Guard, Orks and ‘Nids are out!
Out of all the current armies, the new Grey Knights are without a doubt the cheapest – from GW you can buy a 1,500 point GK army for £220 (and that’s top rate prices). Some kind of Space Marine army would be amongst the next cheapest and something like Death Guard would be a good modelling project. However the whole of the Necron range has been withdrawn from purchase, so in the next few months they’re going to be having a new Codex. My gut feeling says that I should go for something that isn’t necessarily marine based as my Space Wolves are, so I should go for something quite different. Death Guard would actually fit the bill better than most marine armies and would force me to do some interesting conversions every month – however they are still marines… With luck the Necrons will be out soon so I’ll have a better idea on how much that army would cost.
In WD291 there is an ‘Eavy Metal on painting Typhus…